Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”
– Proverbs 31:17 (ESV)

I guess I have beaten the wagon analogy to death. So, after today’s post, I’ll take my little red wagon out of them, but for a bit. It may circle back around.

The good news about moving it out for a time is that it has grown somewhat lighter this week. It feels so good. It will be easy to move it; faster, too.

I tried that elliptical machine yesterday at the “Y”. I like that short name for the YMCA; “Y”. In the past two days I have said it over and over as I drove to the place but the word I used was a homophone. “Why.” God, why must I do this? God, why do I put this kind of thing on the back burner? Why, why, why?

Y – Why
M – Must I
C – Crave
A – Activity?

Funny, huh?

So, I arrived and climbed aboard the machine that is going to change my life! I set the thing for 20 minutes and made friends with the lady next to me who looked like a pro on hers. I found out she’s been doing that exercise for two weeks and started out at just 5 minutes. Now, she’s up to 20. As soon as she said she started at 5, I got a bit worried. I had set my timer for 20. My legs were already feeling a bit sore on my upper thighs. Surely, I must have been on the thing for 5 minutes already! Right?

I had been on it TWO! That’s right; two.

I quickly encouraged myself with some grace and permission to go to 5 minutes and call it a day. I went 7! Yea for me!

As soon as I dismounted the contraption, I thought I was going to fall over due to the fact that my legs felt like spaghetti noodles; wobbly.

So, my new plan is to work up to 20 minutes. At least I got that fear and dread out of the wagon. That is victorious living for me.

As I contemplated what Scripture would fit today, I was reminded of that Proverbs 31 woman who haunts me. That verse 17 does refer to her being physically strong. If she’s going to do all that she does in that passage the girl is going to need some strength, amen?!

And so, it is just one more time that doing it for Jesus (Colossians 3:17) comes into my life, even in exercise.

One Comment

  1. Hey Girl!

    I am so proud of you! Taking those little, but big, things out of your little red wagon requires courage! Maybe I’ll ramble around in my wagon today and take out a thing or two….Love ya!!

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